This is one of my favorites. My quilting bee the "Sassy Stitchers" got together and made soldier quilts for veterans and service members in our community. I pulled out my box of 2 1/2 strips and away we sewed. I quilted this large lap quilt with the Square Dance template. The young man was wounded in Iraq and is now attending college in Northern Va.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I used the large crosshatch for diagonal lines in this "Disappearing nine patch " quilt made by Joyce Noell. I use the push button stylus and zip along the quilt mixing with freemotion while standing at the front of the machine. I love the difference in textures . This is a large lap quilt.
I used "spots" of the giant templates though out the quilt. I used the rope in various sections of border. I love using the 18" crosshatch templates diagonal lines for borders, sashing and background fill using various lengths and direction. I think it gives a great texture relief along with the freehand. I also discovered using the square dance for the border is fast and funky. I filled the gaps with freehand hearts.This quilt is called "One day in the country is worth a month in town" , by Inigo Junction . This is a folk-art quilt of the month designed by Sarah Sporrer, and was made my sister in- law Natalie Norris of Roanoke, Va.
Here is a quilt I did with the Swirls. That is the most versatile board!! I used it on a "beach" type quilt and it looked like shells; now I used it on a snowman quilt and it looks like wind whirling around!! That thing has paid for itself more than once!!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Pieced and quilted by Helen Hubert. Pattern unknown, adapted from a photograph.
Size 65 x 82 Templates used: Zig Zag & Waves
This was a guild challenge called "The Dirty Dozen". One of the fabrics had a lovely hourglass design on it which was the inspiration for using the giant wave template. I offset the wave template by 2 clicks of the rachet on my rollers to get the correct spacing between the designs. After the waves were done, I went back and added a starry design in the center of the hourglass. The border crosshatching was completed with the zig-zag portion of the template.
I made and quilted this tee-shirt quilt for a graduate student living in a "cold, cold, apartment". The quilt pattern is my own "original", using Quilter Dream wool batting for warmth, and quilted using the Giant Swirls template.
This quilt was found in my nieces Aunt Louisa's attic. It is a full size quilt that was made many years ago and there was a lot of fullness to work with. The Giant Square Dance did and excellent job of distributing the fullness and made this quilt shine.
Gayle Heath and Pat Lingle both made this full size quilt using Kaffe Faucette's book " Country Garden Quilts" using the pattern Right on Target. I thought this quilt was begging for the Giant Swirls.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Pieced by Dianna Welbon, Design - to be advised. Quilted by Judy Nolan using Circle Lord Circles and a custom border - inspired by Barb Cowan of Queensland, after attending a class with Barb. Approx 60" x 54"
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Pieced and Quilted by Judy Nolan. For a quilt exhibition a group of Western Australian Longarm quilters each made a quilt of the same design (a 9 patch from a magazine, sorry can't remember which one). We could choose our own colours, we then quilted them to show how quilting made a difference to the finished product. My allocation was an allover design. I chose my favourite, Circle Lord Giant Template - interlocking swirls. Quilt approx 38" square.
Applique and piecing by The Grass Patch Patchers Quilting Group. Design by Hot Possum Designs, Wembley, West Australia. Quilted by Judy Nolan using the Circle Lord Giant Template - Interlocking Swirls. Made for a young handicapped boy in our community, the joy of giving it to him bought smiles and tears all round. Approx 60" x 80".
Quilt pieced and quilted by Judy Nolan. 9 patch design. Quilt approx 60" x 80". Quilted using Circle Lord feather wreath and feather border. This quilt was made and quilted very quickly, and raised A$950.00 at a fund raising auction for a young male friend (17 yrs old) who became quadraplegic after a motorcycle accident.